Disseminate balanced and objective news: Chief Election Commissioner

Kathmandu, April 21: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the media to take up the responsibility of a watchdog to make the upcoming local level election in a free, fair and fear-free manner. CEC Yadav said this while addressing a workshop titled ‘Dissemination of Balanced News in the Forthcoming Local Level Election and Importance of News’, organized here today by Tribhuvan University Central Department of Journalism and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). “So far the Election...

Ruling parties urge Front to participate local in poll

Kathmandu, April 21: The ruling parties’ meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today has urged the Madhesi Front to participate in local poll slated for May 14. In the meeting of the senior leaders from ruling parties and the Front, ruling party leaders urged the Front to take part in the election assuring it of taking forward the constitution amendment bill from government side. Following the meeting, CPN (Maoist Centre) leader, Barsha Man Pun shared...

No compromise in poll security: Home Secy Regmi

Banepa, April 21: Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Darshan Regmi said that the government will not make any compromise in maintaining security in view of the local poll. Speaking in a central region level security seminar in Dhulikhel of Kavrepalanchok district today, Regmi directed the security officials to adopt effective mechanism abiding by laws to maintain the security. Similarly, spokesperson at the Ministry Balkrishna Panthi, Kavre chief district officer (CDO) Shiva Simkhada also addressed the seminar....

NWPP makes its local poll manifesto public

Kathmandu, April 20: The Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) has made its Local Level Election Manifesto, 2017 public today. Through the manifesto, the party has expressed its commitment to mobilize its people’s representatives for resolving the problems in the Rural Municipalities and the Municipalities with the support and cooperation of the workers, peasants, progressive intellectuals and the national capitalist class as well. It also stated that arrangements would be made by which the local level and government bodies...

President’s India visit has been very fruitful: Foreign Affairs Minister

Kathmandu, April 19: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to India has been very fruitful and significant. He said this talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport this morning upon his return from India. Dr. Mahat was a member of the high level delegation accompanying President Bhandari during her ongoing state visit to India. “This visit has been fruitful in enhancing the relations and goodwill between the two countries,”...

PM directs security agency chiefs for security arrangements for elections

Kathmandu, April 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed chiefs of security agencies to arrange for security to hold the May 14 local level elections in a free and fair environment. The direction was issued during a meeting with Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Prakash Aryal, IGP of Armed Police Force Singh Bahadur Shrestha and Chief of the National Investigation Department Dilip Regmi, who were summoned to PM’s official residence in...

Prachanda says he is committed to uniting Communist parties

Kathmandu, April 13:Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said he is all committed to uniting all the Communist parties including the Maoist Revolutionary existing in the country. Addressing a programme organised today at the party central office Parisdanda to declare the unification between the party and Communist Party of Nepal headed by leftist leader Tanka Rai, the Maoist Center Chair said his efforts were going on to bring all Communist parties at home...

‘Election Commission has not thought of 2 phases of local polls’

Dhangadhi, April 12: Election Commissioner Ila Sharma has said the Election Commission has not thought of holding the local level election in two phases. Talking to journalists here on Wednesday, she however said there was no problem in holding the election in two phases if the government instructed for the same. “We can think over it if there is government instruction for holding the election in two phases,” she added. Meanwhile, the Election Commission organised a discussion with representatives...

UDMF not participating in local election, launches protest schedule

Kathmandu, April 12: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has unveiled a schedule of fresh protest, demanding that Madhes issues be addressed through the constitution amendment. A meeting of the UDMF held in the Capital today at the central office of the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) also decided not to take part in the May 14 local level elections. UDMF is an alliance of Madhes-centric political parties protesting to press to get its demands addressed. The meeting also...

Polls within stipulated time: Health Minister Thapa

Bhaktapur, April 12: Health Minister Gagan Thapa today said the fixed date for the local level elections (May 14) would not be deferred under any pretext. Addressing a programme organised by Nepali Congress Madhyapur Thimi Town Committee to exchange best wishes on the occasion of Nepali New Year in Thimi, the minister said the polls could be held in two or more phases instead. He also urged main opposition CPN-UML and Madhes-based political parties to act responsibly with regard...

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